Following the successful roll-out of the Holiday Activities and Food Programme in 2021, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced another year of funding.
What does the scheme involve?
The scheme offers funded activities and food during all the major school holidays, including Easter, summer and Christmas. In the summer holidays, eligible children can access up to sixteen, four-hour sessions over a minimum of four weeks at no cost to you.
Food and Nutrition: We will provide at least one meal a day (breakfast, lunch or tea) and all food provided at the holiday club (including snacks) will meet school food standards.
Activities: We’ll be providing a wide range of fun and enriching activities for your children, including physical sports, creative workshops and outdoor experiences, such as walking in nature. Free play will also be included to give children the freedom to relax and enjoy themselves.
Who is eligible?
This holiday provision is for school aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals. We may also be able to take in children who don’t receive the free school meals, but who would particularly benefit from the scheme.
The holiday clubs will also be available to any children not receiving free school meals who can pay to attend.
Infant pupils who receive a free meal under Universal Infant Free School Meals must also be eligible for benefits-related free school meals to be able to access a place on the HAF programme.
How to apply?
We’re pleased to say that our Oakdale and Butterwick After-School Clubs are taking part in the Holiday Activities & Food scheme this summer. Bookings for the summer holidays open on the 20th of June 2022.
To find out more or to enquire about enrolling a child in Oakdale, contact: [email protected].
To enquire about a placement at Butterwick, please contact: [email protected].
To book your child onto one of our summer clubs outside of the HFA scheme, contact us directly.